We know that trans and gender nonconforming youth face extremely high levels of rejection, discrimination, verbal and physical harassment at schools.  This has a direct connection to their disproportionate drop-out rates, as well as the higher incidence of homelessness, unemployment, and suicide attempts among trans/gnc youth.  
 
That's why we were alarmed to learn that the Department of Education and Department of Justice  Read more...
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Most people would balk at a two and a half hour drive to visit their doctor. Christina Cleveland has a different story to tell.
 
For a little over two years Christina has made the trip from her home in rural Pennsylvania, outside of Allentown, to receive care at Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine.  Her story reflects the reality for many transgender individuals who live outside major cities.  
 
“Mazzoni has made a huge difference in my life,” Read more...

I became a fan of Joy Ladin when I first met her and heard her speak.  Joy shared one of the most stimulating, honest, painful, insightful and eloquent accounts of what it means to be a transgender woman.  She has a unique way of telling her story with unsparing honesty and a sense of humor – both when she describes the practical, everyday aspects of transition and gender presentation, as well as when she wrestles with the larger moral and spiritual questions.

An award-winning poet and writer, she Read more...

Judy Morrissey, LCSW

The American Psychological Association (APA) took a step forward earlier this month announcing the formal introduction to “The Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People.” These guidelines serve as a model for what competent psychological care should look like and go beyond diagnosis to address broader psychosocial issues affecting people of Trans* experience such as stigma, rejection and bias which we know can lead to violence, Read more...